Ford India has just introduced its Sync with Ford Applink feature in the Ecosport, although, this will only be available in the top spec Titanium variant.
The feature was first seen in the 2014 Ford Fiesta. This award winning technology allows customers to access apps on their smartphone by simply giving out voice commands. According the Ford India, the feature ensures that a driver’s hands stay on the wheel, aiding safer driving practices.
Â Anurag Mehrotra, executive director, marketing sales and service at Ford India said,Â âIntroduction of Ford ApplinkÂ enhances the value proposition offered by the Ford EcoSport.Â Consumers today are leading an increasingly connected lifestyle and wish to stay up to date even while on the move. Ford AppLinkÂ addresses this unmet need and helps them stay connected without ever compromising on convenience.â
The Applink is compatible with apps such as ESPN Cricinfo, MapMyIndia and Glympse. Ford India says that it is now working with other app partners in order to add more software to the list of the ones that are currently compatible with Ford’s Applink.
Ford Introduces SYNCÂ® with Ford AppLinkâ¢ in EcoSport
New Delhi, February 24, 2015: With the cricket season in full-swing, those buying Ford EcoSport will continue to get updates from ESPN Cricinfo even while in their vehicle, thanks to the introduction of SYNCÂ® with Ford AppLinkâ¢ in Indiaâs most loved urban SUV.
Starting this month, SYNCÂ® with Ford AppLinkâ¢ will be available on the Titanium variant of Ford EcoSport vehicles across all dealership in India. Ford EcoSport will be the second product after 2014 Ford Fiesta to support this award-winning in-car technology, enabling customers to conveniently access their favourite smartphone applications through simple voice-commands.
âIntroduction of Ford AppLinkâ¢ enhances the value proposition offered by Ford EcoSport,â said Anurag Mehrotra, executive director Marketing Sales and Service, at Ford India. âConsumers today are leading an increasingly connected lifestyle and wish to stay up-to-date even while on the move. Ford AppLinkâ¢ addresses this unmet need and helps them stay connected without ever compromising on convenience.â
Besides ESPN Cricinfo, the mobile phone applications available on Ford AppLinkâ¢ in India include a location-based app âexplore by MapMyIndia and a global, secure location sharing app â Glympse. The addition of these apps will allow customers to seamlessly get information about their nearest attractions and food destinations among others. The technology marks new ways for customers to bring their favourite smartphone applications into their vehicles via simple voice commands.
Ford is working with several app partners in India and across the globe to add to the list of Ford AppLinkâ¢ compatible apps.
The introduction of Ford AppLinkâ¢ on EcoSport is a testament to the companyâs commitment to democratize advanced technology for masses. Safety, convenience & seamless connectivity are the three cornerstones of SYNCÂ® with Ford AppLinkâ¢ technology that allows greater communication between smartphone apps and AppLinkâ¢ equipped vehicles through voice commands.
Fordâs bestselling urban SUV has continued to delight customers in India and across the world with its styling, outstanding fuel economy, great space and today boasts of more than 100,000 happy customers. Ford EcoSport won more than 30-awards within the first year of its launch to become Indiaâs most awarded vehicle ever.